Katherine Frank is a cultural anthropologist (Ph.D. Duke University, 1999), sex researcher, and writer.  Her most recent book, Plays Well in Groups: A Journey Through The World of Group Sex (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), explores the phenomenon of group sex across time and place.  

She is also the author of G-Strings and Sympathy:  Strip Club Regulars and Male Desire (2002) and a coeditor of Flesh for Fantasy:  Producing and Consuming Exotic Dance (2006).



Frank is a scholar-in-residence in the Department of Sociology at American University in Washington, DC, and faculty associate at The College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME.